For now, Tyler Palko is the starting quarterback for this Sunday’s game at Chicago. But, as Todd Haley says is the case every week, the job is open to competition and Kyle Orton will get his opportunity to fight for the job.
Haley was not very pleased with Palko’s mental mistakes, especially early in the game when he fumbled a snap and then on his second interception when he sprinted to his left and missed bad on a pass attempt that led to his second of three interceptions.
However, Haley also saw a silver lining in Palko and felt he put them in a position to win the ballgame. “Tyler did gave us a legitimate chance to win and we had to play a certain way against that defense and some of the up-tempo things you saw and our ability going in and out of personnel groups and some of the things we did were things that really we felt as a staff we had to do and Tyler enabled us to do a lot of those.”
There’s a reason the Chiefs went out and signed Orton after the Broncos cut him and Haley has to give him some reps with the number one unit to see if the former starter in Denver and Chicago can grasp the offense and have more success than what Palko has shown now in two weeks.